US reality star Phil Robertson is refusing to apologise for making anti-gay comments in a magazine interview and has delivered a Bible lecture to say “we are not going to procreate the human race unless we have a man and a woman.”

The 67-year-old, known for his appearance on the reality show Duck Dynasty, was placed on “indefinite hiatus” by the A&E network, after he equated homosexuality with bestiality in an interview to GQ.

Robertson had been asked to describe sin by the magazine, and replied: “It seems like, to me, a vagina – as a man – would be more desirable than a man’s anus. I mean, come on dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.

“Start with homosexual behaviour and just morph out from there,” he continued. “Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and those men.”

“I will not give or back off from my path”, Robertson told his Bible study group in West Monroe, Louisiana on Sunday.

The Daily Mail was granted exclusive to Robertson’s group.

“I love all men and women. I am a lover of humanity, not a hater,” he added.

Just before Sunday’s Bible study class started, one member actually thanked Robertson for his GQ comments.

Robertson replied: “I didn’t think much of it at all, but it seems a lot of other people did”.

He said: “I have been immoral, drunk, high. I ran with the wicked people for 28 years and I have run with the Jesus people since and the contrast is astounding.

“I tell people, ‘You are a sinner, we all are. Do you want to hear my story before I give you the bottom line on your story?’

“We murder each other and we steal from one another, sex and immorality goes ballistic. All the diseases that just so happen to follow sexual mischief… boy there are some microbes running around now.

“Sexual sins are numerous and many, I have a few myself. So what is your safest course of action? If you’re a man, find yourself a woman, marry them and keep your sex right there.

“You can have fun, but one thing is for sure, as long as you are both healthy in the first place, you are not going to catch some debilitating illness, there is safety there.

“Commonsense says we are not going to procreate the human race unless we have a man and a woman. From the beginning Jesus said, ‘It is a man and a woman.’ Adam was made and Eve was made for this reason.

“They left their fathers and mothers and be united to become one flesh, that’s what marriage is all about.

“But we looked at it and said it was an outdated stereotype. When you look back at the human race, the sins have always been the same: We get high, we get drunk, we get laid, we steal and kill.

“Has this changed at all from the time God burnt up whole cities because their every thought was evil?”

He added: “Jesus will take sins away, if you’re a homosexual he’ll take it away, if you’re an adulterer, if you’re a liar, what’s the difference? If you break one sin you may as well break them all.

“If we lose our morality, we will lose our country. It will happen. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all walk around without stealing from each other and killing each other?

“Why don’t we just love each other enough that we wouldn’t want to do these things to each other?”